Ground Support for lift of NASA’s Shuttle Replica Independence

JOB: Ground support for the lift of NASA’s “Independence”

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

PRODUCTS USED: (64) 4’x20’x12” Crane Mats

DESCRIPTION: On Thursday, August 14, Space Center Houston’s full-size space shuttle replica, named the “Independence,” was hoisted by crane on top of NASA’s historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The flight of the 160,000-pound (72,575-kilogram) mockup marks the next milestone toward the 2015 debut of a $12 million, six-story exhibit that will offer visitors the chance to tour inside both the aircraft and orbiter.

CONTACT: For mat needs in the Houston area contact Joey Holmes.

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